Here’s something I noticed lately. Advertisement through placemarks.
I saw a few of these placemarks passing by on Googleearthhacks.com. What struck me was that they are blatant commercial placemarks. Whether they were put together by GE enthousiasts or not.
A few examples:
- Youthhostel YMCA Hong Kong Which states phonenumber and roomrates.
- Bungy Jumping Golden Eye 007 Which promotes a bungy jump facility in Switzerland.
- Youthhostel YHA Kaitaia NZ Another youth hostel stating phone & rates and “a very nice Hostel”.
Although their info is on a board (GEH), the same info is not included in the placemark itself. A missed opportunity if you ask me.
Anyway. I’m not saying this is bad perse. Maybe someone travelling around asia needs a place to sleep or somebody wants to dive off a dam. Who knows. But this makes me wonder what else you could do to use GE to ones commercial advantage. Please don’t let it be spam.